An AED 30 billion eco-friendly project, in the shape of a desert rose has been approved by Dubai Municipality, Emirates 24/7 reported, citing a press statement.
The project is expected to produce 40% of electricity and 40,000 cubic meters of water per day, according to Emarat Al Youm.
Built in Al Ruwayyah area, the comprehensive city project, which will stretch over 9,884 acres and house 160,000 people, will include schools, shopping centers, clinics, hospitals, and other services, according to Gulf News.
“We will have 30,000 dwellings in the project of which 20,000 will be for Emiratis and 10,000 will be affordable housing for expatriates,” Assistant Director General for Engineering and Planning Sector, Dubai Municipality, Abdulla Mohammed Rafia said during a speech at the Destination Dubai 2020 Conference, last year.
The project is due to be built in compliance with Dubai’s green building code, while implementing eco-friendly solutions, including green roofs to reduce temperatures and air pollutants.